Salman Rushdie STABBED at a New York lecture.
According to officials, Salman Rushdie, a writer whose works in the 1980s drew death threats from Iran, was stabbed on Friday as he prepared to deliver a lecture in western New York.
According to police, the 75-year-old novelist was stabbed at least twice—once in the belly and once in the neck. Later, according to his representative, he was put on a ventilator and will probably lose one eye.
According to Major Eugene J. Staniszewski of the New York State Police, the suspect in the stabbing has been identified as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.
According to the authorities, he had a permit to enter the grounds like the other audience members.
He stated that a state trooper sent to the scene arrested Matar.
Authorities think he was acting alone and are trying to figure out why he attacked.
According to Rushdie’s representative, the author is presently on a ventilator and unable to talk. He said that Rushdie’s nerves in his arm were “severed,” that his liver had been “stabbed and injured,” and that Rushdie would probably lose an eye.
When Rushdie was being presented at the Chautauqua Institution, an Associated Press reporter saw a guy charge the stage and start abusing Rushdie. Pushing or falling to the ground, Rushdie was restrained.
A small group of people soon approached Rushdie and held up his legs, apparently increasing blood flow to his heart.
According to officials, a doctor in the crowd assisted with Rushdie’s treatment as they waited for the EMTs.
Rushdie’s representative acknowledged that he was undergoing surgery on Friday afternoon.
According to Staniszewski, the suspect also assaulted a different speaker who had a minor facial wound. According to Staniszewski, he was transferred to a hospital and is now free.
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